Creating subtext for your character is a crucial tool in a fiction writer’s arsenal. It adds depth, complexity, and intrigue to your characters and plot. Subtext is the art of saying one thing on the surface while conveying deeper, hidden meanings underneath.
Comic book legend Alan Moore (known for V for Vendetta and The Watchmen) talks about how artists and writers need weapons to be successful. The first weapon (featured in the last post) is represented by pentacles in the Tarot. The second, more vital weapon, is the sword, which represents intellect. It is this sword of discrimination that allows us to differentiate a good idea from a lousy one.
Do you write more with your head or your heart? That’s the dividing point between Architect writers and Gardener writers.
Writers and artists can benefit from the tactics of thieves and tricksters.
We’ve all fallen victim to the myth of the solitary genius, producing a finished piece of fiction or a stunning painting. Yet creative partnerships are more common than you might think.
Don’t let your writing or art get away with being less than great. Force it to stand up and fight.
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We all love the driver’s seat. Being able to go where you want and call the shots. But artistically, taking a backseat can sometimes lead to more creative growth.
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